This song is one of my favourite among the Eagles' songs and I decided to
transcribe it even if the lyrics are largely incomplete. I'm sorry but it's
too hard for me to understand each word so I invite you (please!) to help me in
completing this transcription, if you can. Anyway, the chords sound pretty
good but feel free to send me your eventual corrections. Hope you like it!
- Angelo Taibi -
by Eagles (from the LP "Desperado")
Intro: G Em G Em G G7 C Em A C G D/F#
Em G Em G G7
They were Doolin Doolin-Dalton, high or low it was the same
C Em A C G
easy money ..... there are whiskey for the pain
Go down Bill Dalton ......
Better keep on movin' Doolin-Dalton 'til your shadow set you free
and if you're fast and if you're lucky you will never see the hanging tree
Bridge: Bm G C Am Em G G7 C Am D B7
Outro: G D/F# Em C C/B Am7 D9 E
They were duelin', Doolin-Dalton.
High or low, it was the same:
Easy money and faithless women,
Red-eye whiskey for the pain.
Go down, Bill Dalton, it must be God's will,
Two brothers lyin' dead in Coffeyville,
Two voices call to you from where they stood.
Lay down your law books now,
They're no damn good.
Better keep on movin', Doolin-Dalton,
'Til your shadow sets you free.
If you're fast and if you're lucky,
You will never see that hangin' tree.
Well, the towns lay out across the dusty plains
Like graveyards filled with tombstones, waitin' for the names.
And a man could use his back or use his brains,
But some just went stir crazy, Lord, 'cause nothin' ever changed
'Til Bill Doolin met Bill Dalton.
He was workin' cheap, just bidin' time.
Then he laughed and said, "I'm goin'"
And so he left that peaceful life behind.
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